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A 13 million year old skull could show us what our ancestors looked like

A complete skull of an ancient infant primate was found in northern Kenya
Skull of new extinct ape species

"Alesi" is only about the size of a lemon, but could be a common ancestor of apes and humans dating back 13 million years.

Fred Spoor

In September of 2014, a cigarette break would lead to an incredibly important discovery of a human and ape ancestor’s remarkably complete skull.

Isaiah Nengo of the Turkana Basin Institute at Stony Brook University and De Anza College in Cupertino, California, the lead author of the , had been screening

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